If I had read this recipe before throwing together the ingredients from the fridge, I don’t think I would ever try it. Where’s the chicken broth? Isn’t water soup a little.. depressing? Not hearty enough? Wrong-o, little brain of mine. This soup is pure delight.
1 head broccoli, broken into florets
1 large sweet potato, peeled and cubed
1 medium onion, peeled and roughly chopped
1 celery stick, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
1 garlic clove, peeled
1 tablespoon herb(s) of your choice (thyme, rosemary, basil, etc.)
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon paprika
2 quarts water (or yes indeed, chicken stock or vegetable stock)
1 cup coconut milk (optional)
In a large stock pot, combine all ingredients except the optional coconut milk. Bring soup up to a boil over high heat, then reduce to low heat and cook for 30 minutes. Add the coconut milk. Puree until smooth in a blender (slightly cooled, please. Third degree burns are so declasse) or with an immersion blender. Taste, adjust seasonings as needed, then serve to 4 or 6 of your friends.